In a nutshell it is the integration of body energy and body structure.
Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system, designed to align your energy body with your physical structure. Simple, yet powerful, it focuses on your whole person, even when addressing specific needs. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB moves beyond Western scientific approaches to body structure by incorporating Eastern concepts of energy and healing. What this does is enable a practitioner to work simultaneously with your structural and energy bodies to bring balance.
Physical manifestations of imbalance that can be treated with Zero Balancing include:
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Digestive disturbances
- Posture problems, and many more
The Importance of Balance Between the Structural and Energy Bodies
Essentially, these two bodies work in concert with one another and with the external world. The structural body is what you can see and touch – bone, soft tissue and all the body organs. The energy body is the seen and unseen movement, including muscular movements, movement of tissue fluids, cellular and molecular vibrations, movement within your body field/biofield, and movement of the life force itself. Your energy body directly affects, and in large part is responsible for, your mood, emotions and vitality. Changes in body energy and its field usually precede illness and have a causal relation to disease.
It can be useful to think of the structural body as the sail of a boat and the energy body as the wind. At some point the wind meets the sail. When structure and energy are not integrated smoothly or in balance, you are like a sailor floundering at sea. Not “tacked into the winds of life”. Life is less satisfying and you’re more susceptible to all manner of emotional distress and disease – from simple irritability and headaches to more profound mental or physical symptoms and illnesses.
When structure and energy are balanced, dysfunctional habits, such as outmoded emotional patterns and imprints from past traumas, tend to release. In addition, your able to function with relative ease, efficiency and comfort, cope with things better, and enjoy greater robust health. This is why most people undergoing Zero Balancing report experiencing a sense of fluidity, integration and well-being following a session.
How Is Zero Balancing Performed?
The ZB process generally takes between 30-50 minutes and is done with you fully clothed. Sessions start with your either seated or on comfortably on your back. Using touch, the ZB practitioner evaluates your energy field and energy flow and balances the structures as needed. The focus may be on body, mind or spirit or all three depending on what the patient needs at the time. Throughout the ZB session, attention is given to the skeleton in particular because it contains the deepest and strongest currents.
A Unique Form of Touch
Everything in a ZB session is designed to promote maximum relaxation and a sense of well-being. The process is distinguished by a form of touch known as interface. The process is noninvasive, gentle and yet firm at times, it is pleasant for both patient and practitioner. Some people describe experiencing “expanded awareness”, others “tension melting away,” and still others say it is like “feeling balanced to zero.”
Zero Balancing creates a point of stillness, where the mind quiets, the energy fields organize and internal reorientation occurs. The process is designed to work in tandem with primary health care, focusing on deep quieting and integration of body/mind/spirit to promote optimum functioning.